Falcom has shipped over 7 million copies of video games within the Legend of Heroes sequence. This quantity combines all the video games within the franchise. Meaning it begins from Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes (1989), and ends with The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki (2021). It additionally counts gross sales each home and abroad. As nicely, Falcom plans to supply commemorative dividends for its shareholders at a shares assembly in December 2022.
The commemorative dividends will not be only for this gross sales milestone. They’re additionally to rejoice the thirty fifth anniversary of the Ys sequence. Ys additionally began in 1987 with Ys I: Historical Ys Vanished. As a substitute of extra turn-based fight, Ys is an action-focused JRPG. The most recent entry within the Ys sequence is Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, which initially got here out in 2019.
Whereas long-running JRPG sequence resembling Ultimate Fantasy or Tales often do self-contained works (with some titles receiving sequels or prequels), the narrative in Legend of Heroes spans virtually all the entries within the sequence. The exceptions to this are the Gagharv trilogy video games, as The Legend of Heroes VI: Trails within the Sky (2004) launched gamers to a brand new world and story. The entire video games afterwards are sequels to Trails within the Sky.
The most recent entry to the sequence, Kuro no Kiseki II ~ Crimson Sin will come out on the PlayStation 4 and 5 in Japan on September 29, 2022. The most recent localized Legend of Heroes recreation, The Legend of Heroes: Trails From Zero, releases on PC, PS4, and Nintendo Change on September 27, 2022 in North America, September 30, 2022 in Europe, and October 10, 2022 in Australia and New Zealand.